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  1. Language degrees give students the edge

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... the English Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers upon completion of relevant teacher training.' The linguistics programmes allow students to develop a deeper understanding in theoretical ... of a language other than Chinese and English. 'Students enrolled in the programme develop an in-depth understanding of the forms and functions of language, an ability to analyse linguistic data ...

  2. ELT site provides teacher support

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... Paul McGuire The British Council has launched an initiative to support English teachers in local schools. The English Language Teachers (ELT) Network aims to provide local teachers with a wide range of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities and access to a dedicated Web site. The site gives teachers access to various resources, the latest developments in English ...

  3. Students not properly equipped for workplace environment

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the process of English-language teaching. When you are young you do not know any better. However, once you start working and having to communicate in English, with native English speakers, you become ... to speak English, as native speakers do, from an early age. They are entitled to be given a better quality of English-language teaching. The sooner they learn to use English with a correct accent, ...

  4. Letters

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... support for these approaches is firm. They include classes in subject matter taught in English, with presentations and readings made comprehensible for second language acquirers. They also include ... are non-native speakers, especially by helping with editing and polishing writing. Also, local varieties of English should be respected. Many advanced speakers of English as a second language have ...

  5. The monster devouring our English capability

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... of teacher-training programmes are gearing up to breed more English teachers to feed the need enlarged by the loosening of the language leash. But, until the exam evil is exorcised, there is not a ghost ... a score of '0' in English. The failure rate is nearly 60 per cent, if you consider scoring 2 out of 5+ a failure. The repeater rate is 30 per cent. In A-levels, it is downright ...

  6. Language switch causes a stir

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Using English to teach non-language subjects was credited by the colonial government as creating an immersive environment that helped students master the language. Good proficiency in English ... with low status. While encouraging local schools to put more emphasis on English teaching, the colonial government adopted a laissez-faire approach to language in schools before 1998, allowing them ...

  7. Boosting language skills

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... to improve their understanding of teaching English as a second language so as to better equip them for the classroom. 'We give our teacher students a solid foundation in theory so that when ... the majority of whom learned English as a second language, typically find the acquisition of second-language theories taught on the course easier to grasp than native speakers because they can draw ...

  8. Study trips a fun way of learning

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and whether they publish their own teaching materials and textbooks, Kwok says. Teaching staff should be native speakers and certified in teaching English as a second language. Organisations should ... Language Travel. English and Putonghua overseas learning trips are offered to children aged from seven to 14, and six languages, including Putonghua, Spanish, Italian, English, German and French, ...

  9. Student hails benefits of mother-tongue teaching

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... will adopt 'subject-splitting' and switch the classroom language for history, geography and science from Chinese to English for our junior classes,' he said. 'For those subjects ... cooking, we can bring in more English menus and play cooking videos by such foreign chefs as Jamie Oliver.' ...

  10. New English test

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of the introduction in Hong Kong of a British-designed test of primary children's ability to communicate in English? The test, of English as a second language, is optional but expected to be popular. Write to us ...




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